Thinking Skills: Thinking skills are woven throughout all unit work we do in the resource classroom. The students will apply the CPS (Creative Problem Solving) skills and the tools (matrix grids, brainstorming, SCAMPER, etc...) learned through the P.E.T.S. curriculum instruction. In addition, students will become familiar with the Six Hats thinking model developed by Edward deBono and focus attention on Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge. Throughout the year, students will spend time working in Brain Builder centers. The activities, games and challenges offer opportunities to apply all types of thinking skills including creative, divergent, and convergent and include choices for multiple learning styles and modalities.
Integrated Unit Work:
Ancient Greece accompanied by Athenian Secret By connecting students with Ancient Greece and its influences on our modern society, students will have a deeper understanding and connection with the material learned in the unit as well as integrating language arts and social studies academic knowledge and skills into the largely math problem solving unit. In the coming weeks we will be creating Fables and using many electronic resources. Feel free to preview and try these out at home using the informational attachment below.
We will be celebrating the conclusion of our study of Ancient Greece with a pentathlon, cooking activity, and fable reading on November 12th. Please help your child prepare by designing an original toga and send it to school that day. Thank you for all of the cooking supplies!
Brain Study Students will investigate brain development; recognize that maintaining a functional brain promotes independence, and the protection of this vital part of their body. Students will explore the importance of the various brain parts and how the brain works as the control center for their body. This study will include research, mind mapping, and creative thinking skills.